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Ottershaw Memories

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I was sent here,after frequent bouts of Asthma. My memories are mostly favourable. We used to make huts in the woods and I predictably, made the village pub. I achieved a swimming medal , got thrown out of the Cubs,for playing football with my woggle and remember being held up by my "Sideburns" for doing so. I also had (...Read full memory)

I was a 9 year old boarder at the Meath School for a year in 1981/1982. In those days the school was a state specialist convalescence school for respiratory diseases. I remember my time in Ottershaw fondly. Each week we'd all walk in a group to the nice sweet shop in the village so that we could spend our I think 30p (...Read full memory)

My first memory of Ottershaw was the big freeze in the early 50's when, with a friend's help, I built a snow wall across Bousley Rise near to the top of the hill just before our house "Lintons". My father James Daborn [Jim] was not best pleased at having to dig a way through on getting back from work. My mother [Marjorie (...Read full memory)

My sister was baptised in Ottershaw Church on a bitterly cold day in early 1959!

My family came to live in Ottershaw in 1952 when I was 5 years old. My father, Charles Coulson, had moved us from the North of England owing to lack of work since his de-mob from the RAF. He was employed as a chauffeur/gardener by Mr W King of 'Tudor Cottage', Coach Road. We lived in 'Oak Cottage', Coach Road, owned (...Read full memory)

My dad use to work at the Otter pub. Mertle England was the landlady. They use to have vicious dogs , we lived in the Hollies that belonged to the pub. I can remember crossing the main road to get our dinners on a tray from the pub! Would'nt want to do that now! In the hall centre of pic l went to the jumble sale. My mum (...Read full memory)

My mother and her sister use to go to Sunday school here, as did her father. My mother and father were married in this church 20th July 1957, they managed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before my mother died on 31st July 2007. I was christened here and was also a bridesmaid! My nan would bring me (...Read full memory)